The Secret Twin

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Harper Collins, Feb 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
13 Reviews

Noah has a secret unlike any other. . . .

He is the rarest of humans.

Noah was born conjoined, sharing a heart with his twin brother, but only he has survived. Thirteen years later, when his grandmother undergoes painful surgery, Noah finds himself in the care of Nurse Grace, who has a secret of her own. And when another stranger, a mysterious sniper, begins to terrorize their city, Noah and Grace must confront the extraordinary circumstances of their present lives and the possibilities of the unknown beyond.

In spare, lyrical prose, Denise Gosliner Orenstein knits a powerful, unusual tale of two voices and a joint journey of separation, self-discovery, and forgiveness.


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User Review  - Andrew Gretes - Goodreads

At first glance, it might seem odd to compare Orenstein's prose to Hemingway's. Certainly the ethos of the two authors couldn't be more different; and yet the rather brilliant unassuming clarity of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arielle Starzynski - Goodreads

Noah has spent his whole life with a secret. Until recently that hasn't been a hard thing to do. That is, until a murderer shows up in town and several sightings of this terrible person match up to ... Read full review



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Denise Gosliner Orenstein is the author of three novels and currently holds the position of Director, American University MFA Program in Creative Writing in Washington, D.C. She is also a writing mentor for the PEN American Center Prison Writing Project and a participant in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools Program. She lives with her two daughters in Washington, D.C.

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